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A ridge of high pressure will move away eastwards allowing deep areas of low pressure moving northeastwards across the Atlantic to bring unsettled and at times very windy weather to all areas.

* Wind or gale warning issued

  1. From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney * warning

    From Cape Wrath to Rattray Head including Orkney

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing southwest 5 or 6, then southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate in east, moderate or rough in north.
    • Weather

      Showers in north, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, becoming cyclonic 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  2. Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed * warning

    Rattray Head to Berwick on Tweed

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing southwest 4 or 5, then southeast 5 to 7, perhaps gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering southwest 7 to severe gale 9, decreasing 6 at times later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  3. Berwick on Tweed to Whitby * warning

    Berwick on Tweed to Whitby

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing south or southeast 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South or southeast veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate, occasionally rough.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  4. Whitby to Gibraltar Point * warning

    Whitby to Gibraltar Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest backing south later, 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  5. Gibraltar Point to North Foreland * warning

    Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southerly 4 or 5 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly 4 or 5, veering westerly or southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate, occasionally rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  6. North Foreland to Selsey Bill * warning

    North Foreland to Selsey Bill

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwesterly 5 or 6, decreasing 3 or 4, backing southerly, then veering southwesterly 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Mainly slight.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally very poor at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  7. Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis * warning

    Selsey Bill to Lyme Regis

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Northwest 3 or 4, backing south 4 or 5, veering southwest 5 or 6 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, occasionally moderate later.
    • Weather

      Drizzle with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or poor, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good at times.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  8. Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly * warning

    Lyme Regis to Lands End including the Isles of Scilly

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 3 or 4, backing southeast 4 or 5, then veering west or southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate becoming rough later in far west, otherwise slight becoming moderate later.
    • Weather

      Fair, then occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far west.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good at times.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  9. Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel * warning

    Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable 3 or 4 becoming southeast 4 or 5, then veering southwest 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Fair then occasional rain or drizzle with fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain, fog patches at first.
    • Visibility

      Moderate, occasionally very poor at first, becoming good at times.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  10. St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel * warning

    St Davids Head to Great Ormes Head, including St Georges Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Variable, mainly southwest, 3 or 4, backing southeast 5 or 6, then veering southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain with fog patches later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate, occasionally very poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 6 to gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  11. Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway * warning

    Great Ormes Head to the Mull of Galloway

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West backing south or southeast 3 or 4, increasing 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Smooth or slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West or southwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming slight or moderate for a time.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  12. Isle of Man * warning

    Isle of Man

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West 3 or 4, backing south or southeast, then veering south or southwest 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 6 to gale 8, veering west 5 or 6, then increasing 6 or 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough.
    • Weather

      Rain at times.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  13. Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough * warning

    Lough Foyle to Carlingford Lough

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 4 or 5, backing south or southeast 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight in east, moderate in north, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      South veering west or southwest 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough, occasionally high in north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  14. The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel * warning

    The Mull of Galloway to Mull of Kintyre including the Firth of Clyde and the North Channel

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 or 5, backing southerly or southeasterly 6 to gale 8 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southerly veering westerly or southwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough in far north.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  15. Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point * warning

    Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  16. The Minch * warning

    The Minch

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing southeast 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Slight or moderate, becoming moderate or rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but very rough in far north and far south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  17. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides * warning

    Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath including the Outer Hebrides

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwest 5 to 7, backing southeast 7 to severe gale 9 later.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
    • Weather

      Showers, rain later.
    • Visibility

      Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      Southeast, becoming cyclonic, then west later, 7 to severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10, becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later.
    • Sea State

      Rough or very rough, occasionally high in south.
    • Weather

      Rain or showers.
    • Visibility

      Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  18. Shetland Isles * warning

    Shetland Isles

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4, then backing southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 later in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, occasionally slight in sheltered east.
    • Weather

      Showers for a time.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      --
    • Sea State

      --
    • Weather

      --
    • Visibility

      --

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

    For coastal areas up to 60 nautical miles from Lerwick, Shetland

    Gale Warnings in operation for Sea Area Fair Isle: Nil.

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 17:59 UTC Fri 27th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 4 at first in east, otherwise westerly or northwesterly 4 or 5, backing southwesterly 5 to 7.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight at first in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Mainly fair, perhaps showers later.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate later.

    18:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      Southwesterly 5 to 7, decreasing 4 and backing southerly, then southeasterly 4 or 5, occasionally 6 in southwest.
    • Sea State

      Moderate or rough, but slight later in shelter east of Shetland.
    • Weather

      Showers at first.
    • Visibility

      Good, occasionally moderate at first.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

  19. The Channel Islands * warning

    The Channel Islands

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    Strong wind warning

    06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

    • Wind

      West to southwest 3, backing southerly during the afternoon, increasing 4 to 5 by late afternoon, veering west around midnight, increasing 5 to 6 before dawn.
    • Sea State

      Slight, locally moderate, becoming rather rough by tomorrow morning.
    • Weather

      Occasional rain or drizzle from mid-afternoon, risk of fog patches by this evening.
    • Visibility

      Good becoming moderate to very poor.

    06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

    • Wind

      West to southwest 5 to 6, locally 7 in the north of the area at times.
    • Sea State

      Rather rough, occasionally rough in the north.
    • Weather

      Occasional light rain or drizzle, risk of fog patches.
    • Visibility

      Mainly moderate to poor.

    Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar

Mull of Kintyre to Ardnamurchan Point

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Strong wind warning

06:00 UTC Fri 27th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sat 28th Mar

  • Wind

    Southwest 5 or 6, backing south or southeast 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming rough or very rough later.
  • Weather

    Showers, rain later.
  • Visibility

    Good, becoming moderate or poor later.

06:00 UTC Sat 28th Mar – 05:59 UTC Sun 29th Mar

  • Wind

    Southeast 6 to gale 8, veering west or southwest 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time.
  • Sea State

    Moderate or rough, becoming very rough or high.
  • Weather

    Rain or showers.
  • Visibility

    Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Issued at 06:00 UTC on Friday 27th Mar